PKK terrorist surrenders to Turkish security forces

Number of terrorists who laid down arms through persuasion efforts in 2021 rises to 109

Orhan Onur Gemici   | 27.07.2021
PKK terrorist surrenders to Turkish security forces


Another PKK terrorist surrendered in Turkey as a result of persuasion efforts by security forces, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The ministry said the terrorist laid down his arms after fleeing the terror group following persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie teams, bringing the number of terrorists who have turned themselves in to 109.

The terrorist joined the PKK in January 2021 and was active in Syria, the statement added.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

*Writing by Seda Sevencan

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